Monday, June 15, 2009

Grandmothers, Mothers, Daughters...

Ditigal pagers: Rhonna Ferrar_Explore, Grunge Overlay K Pertiet

I have recently changed my focus a little when it comes to scrapping, I certainly still use current photos, but more and more I am spending time in our old family albums and creating layouts of our history and heritage.

I think I also mentioned that I have upgraded from Elements 6 to Adobe CS4, quite a leap, lol. So I am revisiting some of my Jessica Sprague digital classes using CS4 to improve my skill level. Thought it would be fun to share a layout with you all...

This LO begins with Mary, my great grandmother, followed by my sweet Mama, Audrie. And then there is a snap of me at HS graduation, followed by my beautiful daughter, Cristina and her daughter Sophia Maria.

The Way I Walk

I see my mother walking

My feet secure

and firm upon the ground,

The way I talk,

I hear my daughter talking,

And hear my mother's echo

in the sound.

The way she thought

I find myself now thinking,

The generations linking

In a firm continuum of mind.

The bridge of immortality

I'm walking -

The voice before me echoing behind.
...Dorothy Hallard

Thanks for sharing My{View}


Cristina said...

Mama this is so cool! Love it!

Helen Mills said...

Meant to stop by and leave a message before about this - I recognise that layout - I took Jessica's class last fall! Love how this turned out, the colors are gorgeous - really suits the heritage photos!


I love it! I have the new Photoshop Elements 7, haven't touched it - scary! Two of my hobbies are geneaology and scrapbooking. No time for either these past few years, so I'm happy to see yours.